Thursday, 20 December 2012

SIDS: Owlet Baby Monitor

Owlet-Baby-MonitoA group of researchers from Brigham Young University has developed a device named as Owlet Baby Monitor, which monitors baby's heart rate and breathing level and gives report of the same to parents.
The device is like a sock, which is worn by child. "The Owlet Baby Monitor is a proactive health monitor for sleeping infants that alerts parents if their child stops breathing, experiences a drop in blood-oxygen levels", said study researchers.
The news will surely bring a smile on the faces of many parents, who do not sleep comfortably in order to ensure that child is safe at the time of his sleep. Experts said that they are quite positive that the device will reduce cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Justin Zsiros, member of the development team, said the device will give time to parents to take the needed action. He affirmed that more than 2,000 infants lose their lives in the US due to the same reason.
It is said that the device will soon be available for sale in the market. The development team has won crowd favorite award and $6,000 in the form of prize money. Moreover, they have also bagged first position in Student Innovator of the Year competition.

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